Thanks for all your input on our post asking about RSS. Separately, I’m still not over my bug and so I hope you will forgive the thinness of original posts.
Self-Controlled Crows Ace the Marshmallow Test Scientific American
Elephants can tell difference between human languages PhysOrg (Robert M)
Is the Wolf a Real American Hero? New York Times
Practice Not As Important As Thought For Success, Study Says Popular Science (Robert M)
Hong Kong Airplane Spots Debris: Video Bloomberg. Lambert: “500 miles away from site where contact was lost….”
Vanished Malaysia Airlines flight leaves relatives with anger and phantom phone calls Washington Post (furzy mouse)
Trade fears sprout in the GMO divide Financial Times. China won’t even buy our GMO corn.
China shadow lending slows sharply Financial Times
Europe prepares sanctions against Russia Financial Times
Waiting for China to Speak Out Against Putin Bloomberg. Editorial. Who wants to bet on how long the West will have to wait?
Rallying for Ukraine NBC10 (Carol B).
Do as we say, Russia, not as we do Susie Madrak
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
“Snowden’s disclosures have improved the security of the Internet.” ACLU (Steve L). Virtual conversation with Ed Snowden.
Edward Snowden, Tattletale Arthur Silber (diptherio)
Morning Plum: As GOP certainty about Obamacare’s collapse deepens, number of uninsured falls again Washington Post. Lambert: “I love how we’re using Gallup because all the government’s numbers are soft.” Also note that the group that shows the biggest gains is the <$36,000 in household income cohort, which is consistent with the notion that the main benefit of the ACA is likely to have been Medicaid expansion. HHS Doesn’t Know How Many Uninsured Are Signing Up for Obamacare National Journal. Lambert: “ZOMG, read the quotes!”
Petition for Single Payer RootsAction. Please sign. Unlike a lot of petitions, they allow you to opt out of being added to a mailing list. And it automagically harasses your Senators for not being on board.
Indonesia launches world’s largest health insurance system Christian Science Monitor. Lambert: “Gee, it’s like the US is a third world country, or something. Oh, wait….”
In Parched California, Town Taps Run Nearly Dry New York Times
Center For American Progress Takes Direction From Obama White House DS Wright, Firedoglake. Quelle surprise!
White House spearheads efforts to teach students to handle money McClatchy. More neoliberalism. We need better shoppers, not a more equitable system.
eBay chief’s pay cut as target missed Financial Times. Rare enough to generate a front-page headline.
Debt Servitude and the Student Loan Bubble Counterpunch (Carol B). A good recap.
Has Commercial Bank Lending Peaked? Economonitor
Investors prefer business pitches from handsome men, U.S. study finds Reuters (Carol B)
No, Americans Are Not All To Blame for the Financial Crisis Dean Starkman, New Republic
Antidote du jour (furzy mouse). Panda scared after the earthquake in Japan embraces the leg of a policeman.